Reishi

 

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Reishi has a long history of use for promoting health and longevity in China, Japan and other Asian countries.

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 Boost the Immune System.

  • One of the most important effects of the reishi mushroom is that it can boost your immune system,  while some details are still uncertain, test-tube studies have shown that reishi can affect the genes in white blood cells, which are critical parts of your immune system. What’s more, these studies have found that  reishi may alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells. Research in cancer patients has shown that some of the molecules found in the mushroom can increase the activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells.

Natural killer cells fight infections and cancer in the body. Another study found that reishi can increase the number of other white blood cells (lymphocytes) in those with colorectal cancer. Although most immune system benefits of reishi mushroom have been seen in those who are ill, some evidence has shown that it can help healthy people, too.

In one study, the fungus improved lymphocyte function, which helps fight infections and cancer, in athletes exposed to stressful conditions.

 

 Fight Fatigue and Depression.

  • Reishi’s effects on the immune system are often most emphasized, but it has other potential advantages as well.

These include reduced fatigue and depression, as well as improved quality of life.

One study examined its effects in 132 people with neurasthenia, a poorly defined condition associated with aches, pains, dizziness, headaches and irritability. 

Researchers found that fatigue was reduced and well-being was improved after 8 weeks of taking the supplements.

Another study found that fatigue was reduced and quality of life was improved after 4 weeks of taking reishi powder in a group of 48 breast cancer survivors.

What’s more, the people in the study also experienced less anxiety and depression.

  • Other benefits include Heart health, Blood sugar control and a high Antioxidant status. 

 

1.5g per serving

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92757/

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